When I first told Julianne that Spider-Man appears in the MCU, she responded with something like “…oh, Tobey Maguire!?!” I’ve spent my life trying to convince her that there’s a new Spider-Man in town…no, not Andrew Garfield! TOM HOLLAND! He’s a star, and he’s the star of Spider-Man: Homecoming! Welcome to Episode 15 of the Movie Quest Podcast!
In this episode, Julianne and I discuss:
- Tobey Maguire vs. Andrew Garfield vs. Tom Holland
- Marisa Tomei’s hotness
- Lotsa Zendaya
- Class Warfare!
- “The Little Guy”
- Jon Snow (?!?!)
- Jon Watts
- John Hughes
Are we TECHNICALLY out of order in the MCU?? SURE! Do we care?? No! Nobody noticed anyway! In fact, nobody is even reading this!
For a refresher, let’s take a look at that trailer:
And now, Episode 15 of the Movie Quest Podcast featuring Spider-Man: Homecoming!
Courtesy of IMDB, here’s some fun trivia about this latest installment:
- Kenneth Choi (Principal Morita) also played the Howling Commando Jim Morita in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). In the Principal’s office, you can see photos of the Howling Commando, which hints that they are related, and he is his grandson.
- Aaron Davis (Donald Glover) mentions he has a nephew. In the comics, Aaron Davis is the Ultimate Marvel universe version of the villain “The Prowler”, whose nephew is Miles Morales, a.k.a. the second Ultimate Spider-Man.
- Nineteen-year-old Tom Holland was the youngest actor to be cast as Peter Parker. Tobey Maguire was cast at 25, and Andrew Garfield was 26.
- In the comics, Flash Thompson was a burly football player. This was updated to make him a wealthy smug character to fit modern portrayals of bullies.
- Michael Keaton plays a character called The Vulture, which is a man in a bird costume. Coincidentally, Keaton starred in the Best Picture winning film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), and that character is based off of Batman, which Keaton played in 1989 and 1992.
Thanks for listening! We’re getting super close to the end of Phase 3 of the MCU – the next episode of the podcast features 2016’s Doctor Strange – stay tuned!